Bulldog News

Week of January 4, 2016

Thomas D. Gregg 2015-2016 Goals

ISTEP ELA: 60.00%

ISTEP Math: 60.00%

IREAD 3: 61.00%

Attendance: 96%

OSS: - 20%

BE THERE! Dates and Times to put in the Calendar

Workday- 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Supervision Spots by 8:35(am) and 3:40 (pm)

Jan. 4 - Welcome back to an awesome 2016

Jan. 4 - Second round of documentation due to be uploaded on SFS

Jan. 5 - Creek Appreciation Breakfast @ 8:00 swing by and pick you breakfast up

Jan. 6 - Staff meeting Near Eastside Innovation School Steering Committee will be sharing important information and State of The School Address by Mr. Pippin please plan to attend 4:00-5:30 in the media center

Jan. 14 - IDOE Visit and PD presented by Andrea Robinson 4:00 - 5:00 Media Center

Jan. 20 - PD in the media center from 4:00 - 5:00

Jan. 27 - PD in the media center from 4:00 - 5:00

Count down to ISTEP+ - First person to email the correct number of school days unitl round one of ISTEP+ starts wins a cool prize!

IN THE KNOW! Information to Plan By....

iPad minis have been distributed to most teachers at this point. I am excited about the possibilities they bring to our classrooms. ClassDOJO is an excellent tool for managing classroom behavior. Remember to share your class with all the teachers they see throughout the day including special area teachers. Here is a link to getting started https://classdojo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/202978905-Tips-to-get-started-as-a-teacher

iPad Tip Of The Week: Switching between apps

Current versions of IOS (6 and 7) allow for app switching which means that your apps will save their current state in memory and you can return to them. This is much like having multiple windows open on a Mac or PC, but you can only view one app at a time. To switch to a recently opened app, double tap the home button to access the app switcher. Swipe left or right to view apps and tap to open.

Blended learning is becoming a key focus a we move forward. We have finally been given access to ReadingA-Z.com, this is great news! May of our students will benefit from the addition of Headsprout to their daily reading activities. Check out the possibilities at https://www.headsprout.com User names and passwords were shared via email during winter break. If you have nay questions please see any one of the three coaches. We will continue to share more exciting ways to incorporate technology into your lesson as the semester charges ahead.

RTI both at the grade level and at the school level continues as the new year begins.
Please remember that any student receiving an "F" or that has had 8 or more referrals should be going through the RTI process. Please refer to the step-by-step directions for grade level RTI posted in the data room. Student success = our success. RTI is not an option. Any questions concerning RTI should be directed to me via email.

Guided reading should be happening during Every Bulldog R.E.A.D.S time. This time can produce some of most impact on student learning which will propel student understanding and comprehension. Get ready to use the newly updated Leveled Reader Library to your advantage. Ms. Jackson and Ms. Stockton are working hard to finish the Library and could use your help! The task of labeling and copying each activity card is laborious and there are over 1000 titles in the library. If you would like to help please let either of them know. I ask that we all be respectful of the limited resources and pledge to use the Library with care. Please check-out the books you take and return them to the correct bins.

WIDA Testing: Begins this month. I will give an update as soon as I have a schedule completed

Continue to focus on the components of gradual release in your lessons, particularly on the focus of your lesson. What do you want them to learn? How do you model this for students? How do you allow them to practice what you are teaching? How do you know they are getting it??

Round 2 of the evidence upload is due by January 4, 2015. This means you need two (2) more pieces of evidence for at least three (3) more indicators. Please make sure your evidence matches the indicator and rating you give yourself
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